2011/085: Regarding the issue of a notice to fix in respect to a channel drain to a house
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to issue a notice to fix for a 1-year-old house, because it was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code.
The authority's concern relates to the effect of a drainage channel on the weathertightness and durability of the exterior building envelope.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct in its decision to issue the notice to fix for the house. In deciding this matter, it must therefore be considered whether the installed channel drain and the adjacent building junctions (the channel junction) comply with Clauses B2 Durability and E2 External Moisture of the Building Code.
In its submission dated 18 July 2011 the authority has also raised concerns about the compliance with Clauses B1 Structure, E1 Surface water, and G13 Foul water.